doc martin season 8

Midwife Crisis

Season 4, Episode 6

Martin and Louisa's new midwife don't exactly see eye-to-eye when it comes to baby care. In fact, Martin is dismissive of her profession.

The doc's cognitive behavioral exercises to overcome his blood phobia have been paying off; he's able to draw blood from P.C. Penhale without filching. Martin visits aunt Joan at her farm and breaks the news that he intends to become a surgeon in London again. She's supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa. He misses his chance when Louisa overhears Edith congratulating him that he got the job.

Martin and midwife Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature, which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. The doctor is furious when he discovers this because he believes that Molly's homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa's health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Better the Devil

Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It's certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients. On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice.

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Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 4, Episode 2

Doc Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy and is conflicted over what action to take. But Louisa is adamant that she doesn't want Martin involved. Doc's aunt Joan, however, insists that she help Louisa through the pregnancy.

Louisa accepts a job back at Portwenn Primary School, where the principal is causing public concern over his increasingly erratic behavior. Martin realizes the headmaster is unwell based on his blue urine sample. Things take a frightening turn when he takes a class of students to the beach.

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Perish Together as Fools

Season 4, Episode 3

Doc Martin is shocked to find Louisa and aunt Joan knocking at his door hours before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin's reassurance that everything is fine with the pregnancy.

P.C. Penhale, still officially the world's worst policeman, gets an unexpected visit from his older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems with memory and coordination, and realizes that there's a slight possibility that he has a rare genetic disease.

 

 

 

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Driving Mr. McLynn

Season 4, Episode 4

Louisa calls Martin to her new home after she has a dizzy spell while moving furniture. The doc urges her to slow down and is appalled to discover that Louisa has interviewed for her former teaching job.

Aunt Joan is involved in a car crash with the McLynns, an elegant elderly couple. When P.C. Penhale rushes to the scene and tries to impose his authority, he's ignored by both drivers. Martin later finds Mr. and Mrs. McLynn behaving oddly, and makes an astonishing diagnosis.

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